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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mama!

Here is my beautiful mother, Laura Juliette Crocco Shaw.  Mama turned 90 on Sunday, October 9, 2011.  My mother is, beyond any doubt, the most courageous woman I have ever known.  She was a single mom before it was fashionable, raised her children in the Faith and has never EVER deserted us even when we deserved to be left at the side of the road in some sort of body bag.

My mother is smart and funny and supportive and a nagger of all she loves.  No one she loves can escape her prayers....and all of us, if we make it into heaven, will have her to thank....

I am so grateful to be her daughter.  Thank you, Mama.

My purpose in life is to be the type of woman she has been - a faithful Catholic, a prayer warrior, a loving Aunt and spiritual mother to 'my daughters and sons' in sobriety, a good Aunt and a loving family member - even when some family members may hate my guts.

She never left me....and I will never leave those I love.  To do so would sully her memory and let her down.

I pray for the strength to be the woman she is....please keep me in prayer as well.

1 comment:

chimakuni said...

A blessed and happy year to Mom...I too thank her for her prayers and am grateful to be counted among one of her youngun'